Sometimes your pets might end up having worm and fleas on their body. That is something you would not want at all. The fleas most of the time will not end up being in your house too. It is time that you knew how to get rid of dog fleas.
Removing the fleas from your home
The pet will bring the fleas into your home, so you have to make sure that you can clean it up and don’t forget to brush your dog frequently. Start by washing with a deep spin all the pet bedding in the washing machine. This will also include other places where the pet seems to be living in. Ensure that anything that the dog seems to play around most of the time gets washed. Just know that the fleas also attach humans, so you would not want that to happen.
You will have to spray the insect growth regulator (IGR) in the different places there might be eggs in your home. The spray helps with easy access to different places in the house which could not be cleaned in the washing machine. It is really hard to reach the larvae without the IGR spray as most of them would be hiding deep in the carpet fibers or other dark places.
This is the time when you might want to be friends with a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner will help suck the life of every flea still living in your home and the pet. Make sure that you vacuum the common places the dog likes to sit or play. This will eliminate the chances of the fleas getting back on the dog after it has been cleaned.
The pet gets a bath
The best way to remove the fleas would be giving the dog a bath. This means choosing the shampoo correctly. Do not choose shampoos with conventional insecticides as it might just irritate or harm your pet. It is advised that you try flea irritants or natural shampoos. If you are still unsure of the shampoo to use, make sure to check with your vet first.
When washing the pet, you have to take more time than usual, so that you can effectively kill the fleas on your dog. Whenever the fleas sense there is water, they might tend to seek for dry cover. You need to wash places such as the neck, ears, eyes, rectum, and cavity before washing the entire body. These are the places the fleas might try to seek refuge.
You might have to apply a flea killing product on your dog. This could be on the collar or the entire body. Just like said before, the flea would always go for the neck, so having the flea repellant on the collar should help deal with the menace of fleas spreading.
Remember to groom your dog regularly .
Treat the dog with flea product
The latest trend in dealing with fleas has been using chewable tablets and topical applications for your dog. The chewable tablets are made with meat flavor that makes the dog feel comfortable when eating them. The tablets contain the right formula that will rapidly kill the fleas on dogs and prevent any further infestations of the fleas. Most people today prefer using such a method as it can start to kill fleas within only 30 minutes of administration of the tablets.
The topical applications are normally applied to the skin and mostly between shoulder blades and the disperse through the coat. You simply need to apply the product monthly for it to be effective. The best part is that they can still be used on the puppies even for those 8 weeks of age.
Have a follow up of the flea situation
It is quite important that you perform this step to see if whether your efforts have paid off. The problem with fleas is that if the eggs were not completely removed, they will hatch and trouble will start again. You need to ensure that the fleas do not get such chance again in your home or around the pet. The best way and cheaper too would be vacuuming every day. Make sure to vacuum every part of the common areas where the fleas were found. Vacuuming is considered a great option as sometimes the fleas end up being resistant to insecticides.